April 14, 2024
Apple Expands Emergency SOS Via Satellite to Six More Countries

Apple Expands Emergency SOS Via Satellite to Six More Countries

Posted March 27, 2023 at 6:25pm by iClarified
Apple has expanded its Emergency SOS via satellite feature to six more countries alongside the release iOS 16.4. The six new countries are Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal.

Here's Apple's announcement...

Apple's innovative Emergency SOS satellite security service is available starting today to customers in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal. Available on all iPhone 14 models, this innovative technology allows the user to send and receive messages with emergency services when outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, if users want to reassure friends and family of their location while traveling in an area without cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, they can now open the Find My app and share their location via satellite.


To learn how Emergency SOS via satellite works, try the demo. You need to be outside, on relatively open terrain, with a clear view of the sky. Trees with light foliage might slow down the connection and dense foliage might block it. Hills or mountains, canyons, and tall structures can also block the connection.

1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap Emergency SOS.
3. Under Emergency SOS via satellite, tap Try Demo, then follow the onscreen instructions.

To use the demo, you need to be in a country or region where Emergency SOS via satellite is available. The demo does not call emergency services.

Notes that Emergency SOS via satellite is free for two years after the activation of iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro.


In total, Emergency SOS via satellite is now available in twelve countries:
● Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal
France, Germany, Ireland, UK
United States, Canada

More details in the video below...


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